dfearnley (2045) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to IPA glass
Grapefruit, pine resin, spruce and a light smattering of tropical fruit. Colour is amber and it has a frothy 3-4 cm bright white head with decent retention due to the thousands of small bubbles flowing up from the bottom of the glass. There are also a large amount of yeasty particulates floating around on the bubble train. Taste is tropical fruit, bubble gum, peppermint, and pine.
brainwafer (33) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours up kind of apricot color little redish tinge, deffiently a floral smell to it somewhat vegital..heavy boozy innitial peppery taste ,slightly vegetal bitter with a sweet citrusy almost orange or apricot back end. Burnt sugar melty maltyness .interestingly enough it actually tastes like it smells..mouthfeel is whats to be expected for a boozy high abv, yet still a nice carbonation on the tongue..would drink again..
shorlin (721) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured pretty carefully to avoid too much gunk. Ended up with little head, peachy amber colour. It looks thick while pouring. Aroma is mostly malty, caramel, with some leftover hop, maybe pine. Taste is what happens to old DIPAs - some residual bitterness but mostly malt and alcohol. Some citrus taste sort of. Feel is ok, medium full but loads of alcohol burn. Good for a try but not something I’d need twice.
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a pretty clear copper with a very thin spotty white head. Aroma is citrus, caramel, lots of sweetness, alcohol and pine. Flavour is sweet, alcohol, pine, citrus, caramel. A little too sweet for a iipa.
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a partially hazy orangish copper with with a small white head and a bunch of floating particles. Aroma of caramel, booze, citrus and grapefruit. Taste is caramel, citrus, grapefruit, pine and a big residual sweetness on the finish along with a big alcohol burn... Not as smooth as a double ipa can be and too sweet on the finish.
MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange/amber pour with sediment. Moderate foam head with spotty lacing. Flavour of bitter hops and malts. Less citrusy than I’d like but not too bad.
Oldschool_Mike (368) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle into snifter. Pours a hazy orange copper colour. Aroma is sweet jammy fruits and a little alcohol. Taste is fruity without much alcohol. Pretty good imperial IPA.
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10
UXO (1888) - CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2014 Advent Calendar #19, 310ml, no bottle date or best before.
Pours hazy pale amber with some particulate, three fingers of foamy medium beige head, good retention, moderate lacing. (3/5) Nose is caramel malt, grassy hops with some very distant citrus and pine. (6/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (5/10) Medium to full body, moderate to low carbonation, slightly sticky finish. (3/5)
Malt forward, with grassy hops somewhat to the background, so it’s already not my favourite type of DIPA. Add to that a somewhat off-putting aftertaste that I can’t identify, and it’s less than a winner in my book. Credit where credit is due, though: the ABV is pretty well-behaved. I’m guessing this is somewhat past its best before and would have been better had it been fresher. (That head is a little exaggerated, but the way - at first it was looking like no head would develop, so I got a bit overaggressive in the pour. Could have been poured with a decent fat finger of head, had I known what to expect.) Not bad, and probably worth a try, but not worth trying again. (12/20)
Gerbeer (3592) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
310 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with white floating sediment and moderate head. Aromas of brown sugar and malt extract. Flavors of bitter resiny hops, grass and toasted malts. A bit skunky. Meh.
reebtogi (6205) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle pours a hazy pale amber color with a finger of white head that settles to reveal some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is pine and citrus with some caramel notes. Taste is a pine and grapefruit hop bitterness with a grainy caramel malty sweetness. There is a bit of an off putting aftertaste that is a bit annoying as this is an otherwise well crafted brew. Worth trying only one time.